Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
on the mary tyler moore show back in the 1970s. all these years later he's commanding our attention once again, this time in a brand new role on broadway. rit a braver has this sunday profile. >> i'll tell you what. i'll try you out for a couple of weeks and see if it works out. if i don't like you, i'll fire you. if you don't like me, i'll fire you. >> reporter: he found his way into our hearts playing the cantankerous but endearing news director lou grant on the mary tyler moore show. >> excuse me, ted. mary, would you please give those cue cards to this idiot. >> reporter: since then, he's played scores of tv and movie roles from santa claus in elf... >> your father, he's on the naughty list. >> no! reporter: ... to voicing the adventure seeking widower in up. >> i'll send you a postcard from paradise. >> reporter: but now ed asner is about to open on broadway. his name an obvious draw on the marquis. >> yeah, it's lazarus risen from the dead. >> reporter: i don't think so but i do think it's... your name is so familiar. >> oh, stop hyping me. keep it up. keep it up. >> reporter: but there'
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
him in action then and now. >> reporter: we may think of ed asn eras lou grant on the mary tyler moore show. >> you know what? you've got spunk. >> well... i hate spunk. reporter: but he started in theater and now he's back. >> i woke up one morning alive and it's here. i make the best of it. >> reporter: later on sunday morning, ed asner on broadway. >> osgood: bob scheiffer looks ahead to this week's first presidential debate. jim axel rod previews gangster memorabilia. tracy smith meets with character actress elizabeth banks and more. but first the headlines for this sunday morning, the 30th of september 2012. there's been another so-called insider attack in eastern afghanistan. nato says a u.s. soldier and an american civilian were killed yesterday in an attack by a member of the afghan security forces. syrian rebels yesterday launched another offensive to reclaim that nation's largest city aleppo. among the casualties one of syria's historic treasures, aleppo's medieval marketplace went up in flames. they say everything is bigger in texas. fortunately that does not apply to earthq
Sep 27, 2012 9:00pm PDT
call miss jennifer estes, miss mary tyler moore, and mr. michael j. fox. >> narrator: this time, he brought in some high-profile advocates for a number of diseases to kick off the debate. >> we do thank you for joining us. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i'm one of a million involuntary experts on parkinson's disease in the united states, battling its destructive nature as we wait for a cure. please help us to not wait any longer than we have to. we urge you to not let politics interfere and needlessly delay this critical research. >> narrator: the hearing and the larger debate hinged on one question: how we choose to view research that depends on leftover frozen embryos from fertility clinics. >> once you have in vitro fertilization, you've got all these frozen embryos-- a hundred thousand, i guess, that are frozen. they're just not going to be kept forever and ever and ever and ever. they're going to be discarded. so if they're going to be discarded, is it more ethical and moral than to use these in a method that might reduce suffering than to just discard them? >> if these embryos ar
Sep 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
? >> well, i still have that, really. >> did you have the "mary tyler moore" show? >> yeah. >> remember the scene where he goes, mary, you got spunk. i hate spunk. i digress. >> anyway, yeah, sorry. that's why i think it's good to be yourself. and i'm inspiring little girls and it's really important to my heart to do that. >> i like this. you dedicate this book to my beautiful, magical beatriz, the girls who dance in my hearts always. >> they are just incredible. and she did it, apparently, with unfaltering courage, which is incredible. >> they're making more and more appearances on behalf of the royal family. do you think that the public in the uk and here in the u.s. understands them and knows what makes them tick? >> i think they will eventually. the girls are going nice and slow, they're coming out, doing great works with charity. she's ridden a bicycle for charity, and i think eventually people will realize they're taking mini steps and they're doing a great job. >> are you the kind of mom who sits your daughters down and gives them advice? because being in a position they're in ca